Lopsided losers (11-2) to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Boston responded with their biggest inning of the season, an eight-run, first-inning eruption.
David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night.
Red Sox beat Jays with 1st-inning barrage
Boston knocked Matt Boyd out of the game before the starting pitcher could record an out. The 7 runs on 6 hits (2 homers) the Red Sox got off of Boyd were enough for the win in Toronto. Box score
Blue Jays' bats get going in ninth
Russell Martin and Danny Valencia smacked back-to-back home runs in the 9th. Kevin Pillar followed it up with a double to deep center. Boston has a 12-6 lead. Follow live
Red Sox miss huge chance
Pablo Sandoval was up with the bags full of Red Sox -- and he struck out swinging on a low and away ball from Toronto's Bo Schultz to leave them all stranded and the score 8-4 in the 4th. Follow live
Blue Jays cut Red Sox lead in half
And the Red Sox had quite the 8-0 lead -- but Toronto scored 4 of its own in the 2nd to put them back in reasonable striking distance at home. Follow live
Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd didn't record an out in his second big league start Thursday, leaving after the first seven Red Sox batters reached safely in the first inning.
Pretty solid inning for the Red Sox
The Red Sox -- who scored 8 runs off 8 hits in the top of the first -- have a comfy lead in Toronto as Wade Miley takes the mound. Eight marks the most runs Boston has scored in an inning this season. Follow live
Matt Boyd has seen better nights
The Blue Jays LHP gave up 5 runs to Boston before even recording an out, earning this line as he left the game in the 1st: 0.0 IP, 6 H, BB, 2 HR, 7 ER. The Red Sox lead 7-0 in the first. Follow live
Red Sox with a huge first frame so far
After 3 straight Boston singles, David Ortiz hit a 3-run shot to left and Hanley Ramirez followed it up with another HR to put the Red Sox up 5-0 over the Blue Jays before Toronto could even bat. There are 0 outs. Follow live
The Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero.
Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has been activated off the 60-day disabled list and is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.
Donaldson, Bautista All-Star starters?
ESPN's six MLB contributors think the two Blue Jays deserve recognition as AL All-Star starters. Josh Donaldson received all six first-place votes for third basemen, and Jose Bautista earned the most among rightfielders. ESPN's AL All-Stars
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he Boston Red Sox have two off days next week. They can easily skip Rick Porcello's turn once, and again a second time, before the All-Star break.
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Boston starter Rick Porcello allowed three home runs and seven runs in just two innings.
Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 11-2 on Wednesday, ending Boston's winning streak at th
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